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Absurdity with Ryan Becker Ryan Becker

    • Christianity
    • 4.8 • 53 Ratings

Exploring the absurd in faith, culture, and society, seeking to navigate what it means to be a Christian.
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    A146 COVID Relief: Is Government Aid Okay?

    A146 COVID Relief: Is Government Aid Okay?

    With Trump having just signed the new COVID relief bill (which I didn't know yet at the time of recording this), I decided to talk about the value of accepting government aid, why it's important, and why government sometimes doesn't work for us the way it should.
    Kaiser Family Foundation Benefits Survey: https://www.kff.org/health-costs/report/2020-employer-health-benefits-survey/
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    • 47 min
    A145 The Jerry Falwell Jr. Scandal

    A145 The Jerry Falwell Jr. Scandal

    Tony and I recorded this back in August, but thanks to my health, I honestly had completely forgotten I had the episode waiting to be edited. So we are getting this out to you now! While the scandal is relatively old news, the lessons to learn from it aren't. We hope you enjoy!
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    A144 WE'RE BACK!

    A144 WE'RE BACK!

    Our apologies everyone! Because of some health issues, Ryan was forced to put a halt to all completely nonessential content creation he was involved in for the last couple months. While things aren't perfect, we believe we have figured out a way forward. This week, Ryan will be sharing more on what happened over the last two months, where things are now, and then he will tell you about the new direction the show is heading in. We think you'll like the changes that are coming!
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    • 44 min
    A143 Overdose Awareness

    A143 Overdose Awareness

    Both Tony and Ryan have both felt the impact of drug addiction and overdoses in their lives through friends they have lost, so one this episode, as it is International Overdose Awareness Day, join them both for a conversation that will dispel many of the myths behind addictions and show you how you can become a better support for loved ones struggling with addictions.
    Links:
    https://www.overdoseday.com/downloadable-resources/#fact (this is for helpful resources on overdose recognition
    https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/addiction/what-is-addiction
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/addiction
    https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/understanding-drug-use-addiction
    https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugs-brains-behavior-science-addiction/treatment-recovery
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    A142 Church Discipline

    A142 Church Discipline

    Tony and Ryan explore the entire idea of Discipline within the Seventh-day Adventist Church. What is the proper approach to discipline, has the current model been effective, and how do we make improvements if we need any?
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    A141 Navigating Accountability

    A141 Navigating Accountability

    With recent events in the gaming community, the Adventist community, and the entertainment industry highlighting the need for responsible accountability. Tony and Ryan give some recent examples of accountability and talk about what makes effective accountability and how we can use it in our relationships as well as in the public sphere.
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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

sarah3794 ,

Great information!

Really in depth and helps one to contemplate a new way of looking at a topic or situation. Well worth the listen. Once you listen to one, you’ll be hooked.

Shannonhill ,

Amazing!

I know that Absurdity is on a break right now, but I wanted to say that this podcast is incredibly thought provoking. I hadn’t listened in a while, but today I was on a long car ride and decided to see what the latest was. I recently listened to the one on Ahmaud Arbery and I appreciate how honest and real you both were about this situation. It was a terribly horrific situation and such a difficult thing to approach. It really helped me think a lot more about my own life and how I can educate myself more on the topic of racism. While I do appreciate that you are willing to have tough conversations, I completely commend you for that because that helps motivate me to do more research on topics such as this, I would really love to here more about how we as Christians can do things to create better environments for ourselves and others. You did state that in this particular episode with Arbery, but others about modesty or about spiritual abuse which was an earlier one. How can we as Christians take steps to ensure that we are not only recognizing the problems that exist, but also finding ways to encourage growth to make these situations better. Hopefully that makes sense? I think I hear that a little bit on Absurdity, but I would really love to hear that more. Thanks for taking the time to read this if you did:)

MusicAddict20 ,

Great podcast

Ryan and Tony bring a fresh perspective on heavy topics. It’s refreshing to have people near my age, in my religion, voicing their opinions in the balanced way they do.

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